The Origin of the Serif: Brush Writings & Roman Letters. Second Edition, Edited by Mary W. Gilroy

By: Edward M. Catich (1906-1979)

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Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good


SECOND EDITION of a book for which "demand has been constant" since it was first published in 1968. 4to. 11 x 8 1/4 inches. xi, 310 pp. Text and chapter headings printed in three colors, illustrations throughout; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped navy cloth, dust jacket in archival mylar, decorative endpapers; binding square and tight, light shelf wear to jacket, otherwise a fine copy. MM319-049. Very Good. Catich depicts the history, development, and lineage of the alphabet alongside other topics related to graphic arts and paleography. This new edition was prepared by Mary L. Gilroy, the curator of the Catich Gallery. The Gallery was established in 1985 to celebrate the art of St. Ambrose teacher, calligrapher, and priest, E. M. Catich. The Catich Gallery is the only known gallery to concentrate on calligraphy, related arts and skills, and E. M. Catich's work. This book includes Catich's important thesis on the brushed origin of the letter forms in the epigraphy on Trajan's Column.

Title: The Origin of the Serif: Brush Writings & Roman Letters. Second Edition, Edited by Mary W. Gilroy

Author Name: Edward M. Catich (1906-1979)

Categories: Calligraphy,

Edition: Second Edition

Publisher: Davenport, IA, Catich Gallery, St. Ambrose University: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: MM319-049

Keywords: Edward M. Catich, The Origin of the Serif Brush Writings & Roman Letters, Mary W. Gilroy, Calligraphy, Alphabet, Writing